Nigeria worries over girls trapped in Saudi

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Onyeama: Nigeria’s Foreign affairs minister

By Isaac Aregbesola

The Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, is worried over the rate Nigerian girls are trafficked and trapped in the Saudi Arabia for forced labour and rapped.

Onyeama said in Abuja when the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Director General, Dame Julie Okah–Donli, briefed him on the outcome of the investigation on Nigerian girls trafficked to Saudi Arabia.

The minister expressed dismay at how Nigerian youths are being taken out of the country to Saudi Arabia under the guise of getting jobs for them but instead end up being used for slave labour, tortured and sexually abused.

Onyeama, who described the situation as pathetic, said that the Federal Government was going to deal with issue holistically and see the end of the menace.

He said that there was a report that had a serious and a very negative impact on the country and the people which made the ministry to…



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